A 15-year-old boy is accused of setting a Fort Edward home on fire in an attempt to hide other crimes.
Investigators say they believe the teen is responsible for several local burglaries.
Police say he started the fire to cover up evidence from a number of those burglaries he allegedly committed.
The man who lives in the house wasn't home at the time of the fire, but the damage is so bad that he can't return to it.
Police say the teenager is being charged with burglary, arson, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.
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